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Hand crank mag / coil tester

Post by Mark Osterman » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:47 pm

I bought this magneto / coil tester today made by The Service Products Co of Springfield Ohio. The bearings are good and it’s complete but really dirty and the wires are toast. So, I’ll start to take it apart this weekend and see what needs to be done. I hope that enormous Jewel amp is still ok. How should I test the amp? Any tips on using one of these machines. Are there any operating manuals
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Re: Hand crank mag / coil tester

Post by Jim, Sr. » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:57 am

If you go to the home page of FUNPROJECTS, and look for "DOCUMENTS", you can print up a copy of the manual for your HCCT.
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Re: Hand crank mag / coil tester

Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:43 am

Wow what a big meter you have!! I think the one on mine (different maker) is about 1/3 that size. Nice, would be easier to read. I like the open design, might be easier to see the whole thing. Mine is the drum style, standing there cranking is some times hard to read the meter and see all 16 flashes.
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Re: Hand crank mag / coil tester

Post by Mark Osterman » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:02 am

Here it is at home and apart a few minutes later. Looks pretty good. Will clean it up and rewire it this weekend if not sooner.
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Re: Hand crank mag / coil tester

Post by R.V.Anderson » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:28 am

I have a restored Service Products tester and use it constantly.

The Service Products Company was formerly the John O. Heinze Company, formed after he left the Heinze Electric Company.

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Re: Hand crank mag / coil tester

Post by RajoRacer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:57 am

We have a local fellow here in Western Washington, Bob Cascisa. He restores & calibrates those meters - he posts on here and advertises in the Vintage Ford & the Suppliers page, I believe.


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Re: Hand crank mag / coil tester

Post by Moxie26 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:09 am

While you have everything apart, you might as well go the extra step and recharge the magnets the full strength, and check out the coils for missing insulation and damage


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Re: Hand crank mag / coil tester

Post by Mark Osterman » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:45 pm

I actually have a flywheel magnet assembly that I rebuilt recharged and a perfect coil assembly for the purpose of building one of these all set to go.

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